220 East Main Street (Hwy 191)
4 or 6 Days from $1099View Dates & Prices
Rafting the San Juan River in southeastern Utah offers the ultimate outdoor family vacation with easy paddling and hiking. The river is a place of surreal beauty and vibrancy, hundreds of millions of years in the making. A calm, congenial stretch, rafting the San Juan combines a relaxing float trip livened up by fun Class II rapids. Kids and adults love the terrific hiking opportunities and the warm water. A bottomless archeological treasure chest, this area encases numerous remnants of ancient civilizations. Lined with vivid pictographs and petroglyphs, Ancestral Puebloan ruins, and Moki Steps–carved into near-vertical sandstone over 800 years ago–the San Juan is an enormous natural museum locked within a labyrinth of dramatic red rock canyons. Twisting and turning through one of the most convoluted canyons in the Colorado Plateau, the Goosenecks of the San Juan zigzag over seven miles in an airline distance of just two miles. End your day relaxing in warm pools and beach camping under the desert stars.
220 East Main Street (Hwy 191)
Archaeoastronomy & Hiker
O.A.R.S. Canyonlands, Inc. operates on the San Juan River as a permitted outfitter of the Bureau of Land Management
We respect and recognize that many of the river canyons, national forests, BLM and state lands, as well as national parks where we operate are the ancestral homes of many indigenous communities. In Utah, we acknowledge various bands of the Ute, as well as the Eastern Shoshone, Diné, Pueblos, Hopi, Havasupai, Hualapai, and Southern Paiute whose traditional territories include stretches of the San Juan, Colorado, Green and Yampa Rivers where we operate.
“This trip was such a change from our normal lives and our normal comfort zone. It was a wonderful opportunity to share our love of the outdoors with our kids, and see a place that relatively few people have a chance to see. We loved the whole thing! The scenery was awesome, the food was fantastic, the guides were spectacular!”
-Sara Scotto ~ West Granby, CT
“I thought the landscape was breathtaking, and very well described in your brochure. From the description, I had a sense of the pace, and the type of the scenery, and I thought you captured it very well. The guides were amazing- very competent at all of their jobs- from boatmen/ women to naturalist guides to cooks to entertainment leaders. I felt both safe and comfortable, and their enthusiasm for the out of doors was contagious. I am not an outdoors type person as a rule, and I felt they were very patient with us all- laid back without being uninvolved. Kudos to all of them. I wish the trip had lasted longer!”
-Gwendolyn Parker ~ Norwalk, VA
“We were so impressed with the San Juan raft trip and your employees that we felt you definitely needed to know about it. First of all, we cannot imagine anything the four guides could have done to make the trip any more enjoyable.They were friendly, fun, and entertaining. Group dynamics helped to make this trip enjoyable. The hikes were great. Meals were outstanding.”
-Joe and Sharon Wylie ~ Ione, CA